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Miniature painting, 'Royal Elephant Herd' (India)

Indian elephants frolic together in this charming miniature painting from Madhur Khandelwal. Four adults are accompanied by babies and all wear the royal silks of the king's stable. Marching against a nutmeg sky, the proud pachyderms embody the country's Mughal splendor. "Miniature" refers to the incredible details rather than to the size of this work of art.